syneresis

[si-ner-uh-sis]
noun
2.
Physical Chemistry. the contraction of a gel accompanied by the exudation of liquid.

Origin:
1570–80; variant of synaeresis

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syneresis or synaeresis (sɪˈnɪərɪsɪs)
 
n
1.  chem the process in which a gel contracts on standing and exudes liquid, as in the separation of whey in cheese-making
2.  the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong
3.  another word for synizesis
 
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek sunairesis a shortening, from sunairein to draw together, from syn- + hairein to take]
 
synaeresis or synaeresis
 
n
 
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek sunairesis a shortening, from sunairein to draw together, from syn- + hairein to take]

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syneresis syn·er·e·sis (sĭ-něr'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. syn·er·e·ses (-sēz')
The contraction of a gel, as a blood clot, and the exudation of part of its liquid component.

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When soYbean milk was not denatured much syneresis occurred.
Ripple marks, syneresis cracks, and mud chips common in places.
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